December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Buy an extra gift or two for women and children

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is asking individuals, businesses and organizations to help provide a tranquil holiday season to adult and child victims of domestic violence by donating gift certificates and new, unwrapped, gifts for the holi More...

Foster children will experience the joy of shopping, giving

The eighth annual "Child's Gift of Giving" holiday shopping spree and luncheon hosted by Germain Honda of Naples takes place Saturday, Dec. 20. More...

Families get in free Saturday at the Naples Museum of Art

The Naples Museum of Art welcomes families for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Gay and Lesbian Chorus will 'Light the Lights!'

The SWFL Gay and Lesbian Chorus presents its annual holiday concert, "Light the Lights!" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. More...

Festive boats will ply Naples Bay

The Christmas Boat Parade sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County Foundation gets underway at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. The public can watch from Naples City Dock as holiday-clad vessels ply the waters of Naples Bay. More...

Santa?

UNUSUAL TWIST ON A CLASSIC RECONNECTS US WITH THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

New York actor Brian Gonzales always thought it'd be intriguing to play Santa — "or, if nothing else, someone who thinks he's Santa." Either way, he says, "it's a fascinating character." Mr. More...

Edison State College curriculum evolves to meet changing demands

Like the five counties it serves, Edison State College is evolving. The college now offers four-year bachelor's degree programs at its Lee County campus, with similar programs planned for Collier and Charlotte counties. More...

Fortune senior editor will address 'gentle'men against domestic violence

Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large for Fortune Magazine, will be the keynote speaker at the Shelter for Abused Women & Children's second annual 'Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence Luncheon. Mr. More...

Harry Chapin Food Bank receives Human Needs Award

The Jewish Federation of Collier n Cold The County has named Harry Chapin Food recipient of its 2008 Human Bank uman nition Needs Award in recognition bank of the work the food and its network of partners providing food assistance to those in n More...

'Christmas with the Kitties' coming up at IAG Galleries

Celebrate "Christmas with the Kitties" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at IAG Galleries in Olde Naples. The Humane Society Naples will have felines for adoption. More...

Business News

Second time around

Consignment, pawn shops boom when the economy goes bust

When budgets are tight, finding a few quarters and dimes under the couch cushions can feel like winning the lottery. While that change might buy you something off the dollar menu at McDonald's, its satisfaction is far from long lasting. More...

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast shareholders meet, elect directors

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (in organization), a independent community bank planning to open in Naples in January 2009, conducted its initial meeting of shareholders on Dec. 4 at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. More...

PR University 2009: Weathering the Storm

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association presents PR University 2009: "Weathering the Storm," a one-day seminar for public relations professionals, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...